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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.

The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Pope Francis marks 35th anniversary of John Paul II's election


Pope Francis recalled the 35th anniversary of the election of Blessed John Paul II, during the General Audience at St. Peters Square.   

As he greeted Polish-speaking pilgrims the Pope invoked the intercession of the former pontiff to bless all of the attendees at the audience.

During his greeting, Pope Francis also gave his well wishes to the organizers and participants taking part in a representation of the life of St. Francis, in the Polish city of Katowice. 


"I greet all Polish pilgrims. Today at Katowice, an important cultural and religious event is taking place: a sacred representation of the life and spirituality of St. Francis, with the participation of hundreds of actors and thousands of spectators. To the organizers and participants, may this artistic encounter with the Little Poor Man of Assisi stir within the hearts of everyone a love for God Creator, a respect for his Creations, and active charity for those in need of spiritual and material aid."

"For all of you gathered here, and for all your loved ones, I invoke the intercession of Blessed John Paul II, on the 35th anniversary of his election to the Chair of Peter, and I bless you wholeheartedly. Praised be Jesus Christ!"